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Geographical and Historical information from the year 1835.

[Transcribed information from A Topographical Dictionary of England - Samuel Lewis - 1835]
(unless otherwise stated)

"WILDEN, a parish in the hundred of BARFORD, county of BEDFORD, 8 miles (N.E. by N.) from Bedford, containing 447 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Bedford, and diocese of Lincoln, rated in the king's books at £18. 7. 1., and in the patronage of the Duke of Bedford. The church, is dedicated to St. Nicholas. John and Thomas Rolle, in 1624, bequeathed land, now producing an annual income of £30, for teaching poor children."

[Description(s) transcribed by Mel Lockie 2010]

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